Sierra felt like this was one that slipped away, unable to capitalize on a 14-5 shot advantage (7-3 on goal) and 6-1 edge on corner kicks.
The Manteca High tennis team dominated East Union in each match, taking down each singles and doubles match in a 9-0 victory Thursday in Valley Oak League action.
The Manteca Bufffaloes are still undefeated.
The Ripon Christian volleyball club began its defense of the Southern League championship with a 25-8, 25-12 and 25-15 sweep of the Denair Coyotes Thursday in the league opener.
It took every point a winning team can get, but Manteca had more than East Union in a 20-25, 25-22, 25-16, 17-25 and 15-10 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at the Dalben Center.
Rick Cuevas has coached cross country for a long time in the Manteca area.
Ripon was roughly 15 minutes away from opening the Trans-Valley League season victorious at Escalon Wednesday.
Weston Ranch's volleyball squad opened the Valley Oak League season with a competitive four-game loss (27-29, 25-22, 20-25, 11-25) at Kimball Wednesday.
Sierra High's girls golf team got its first win of the Valley Oak League season the easy way Wednesday by just showing up with a full team.
This was far from a routine victory for Manteca High's girls tennis team, which travelled across town to Sierra Tuesday as the established favorite to earn the Valley Oak League championship.
LATHROP – In what shaped up to be two well-coached programs vying to win their Valley Oak League opener, the improved Lathrop Spartans soccer club battled reigning champion East Union to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
Valley Oak League play opened just fine for the Sierra Timberwolves, taking care of business in their leaue debut against the Oakdale Mustangs 3-1 Tuesday.
Ripon Christian went into Monday's Southern League opener at Waterford coming off a solid third-place finish in its own 32nd Annual Jerry Terpsma Classic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thursday's volleyball results did not run in Friday or Saturday's editions of the Bulletin due to space constraints. This is the roundup in its entirety.
RIPON - Eight area teams got together for the Ripon Christian Soccer Tournament Saturday with the Valley Oak League's Lathrop Spartans closing out play as champions in a victory over the Ripon Indians.
RIPON - One goal was all it took.
RIPON - After finding itself trailing in the game's first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...
SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.
RIPON - Ripon High was off and running on Wednesday.
Jocelyn Reyes couldn't find the mark on easier opportunities.
It takes more than a rolled ankle to keep Kyndra Kiser down.
Manteca is one step closer to achieving the Buffalo Slam after vanquishing visiting Hiram Johnson 75-46 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
Manteca High set the tone early on in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
A 15-minute delay, sloppy field conditions and stretches of torrential rain did little to slow down East Union in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made it a point to defend its home court Tuesday.
There was more than rain falling from the sky Tuesday night as No. 8 Sierra hit Union Mine of El Dorado with 20 shots on ...
FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.